Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, Bankside, London, SE1 0LN
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Jerwood Drawing Prize continues to inquire into the very definition of drawing and the place it might have within contemporary art. Review by Sophie Sleigh-Johnson.
Johann König, Berlin Dessauer Str. 6-7 10963 Berlin
Johann König, Berlin is pleased to present Helen Marten’s room-sized installation Orchids, or a hemispherical bottom for the first time in Germany after it had been created for the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013.
The Mockingbird Theatre and Bar, The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Birmingham, B9 4AA
Steven Cohen is a performance artist who stages interventions in the public realm and in gallery/theatre spaces. His work invariably draws attention to that which is marginalised in society, starting with his own identity as a gay, Jewish, white South African man. Review by Beth Bramich.
mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH
These two men can’t be dancers because no one would pay to come and see them dance. Dancer is reviewed by Andy Field as part of Fierce Festival.
DanceXchange, Birmingham Hippodrome, Thorp Street, Birmingham, B5 4TB
As a child, Dana Michel would drape a yellow towel on her head so she would resemble the blonde girls at her school. As an adult, she revisits the imaginary world of her other self in a ritual performance without cover-ups or censorship. Review by Selina Thompson.
Moseley Road Baths, Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham B12 9BX
The Museum of Water is a collection of publicly donated water. These provide a series of narratives about scarcity and generosity. Cathy Wade reviews the project. Part of Fierce Festival.
Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham B4 7XG
The Cyborg Foundation's event for Fierce Festival comprises dance, film and a live colour concert by Neil Harbisson. Review by Zara Dinnen.
Festival Hub @ The Edge, 79–81 Cheapside, Birmingham B12 0QH
Both tearing apart and remodelling the female form from within itself is Narcissister. Her performance and video works for Fierce Festival are reviewed by Benjamin Sebastian.
Nightclub, 2017 W. Moffat St. #1 Chicago, IL 60647
Despite noble attempts to avoid overt referencing, the works of both artists share a quietly macabre aesthetic that feels intentionally dated; filtered through outmoded technologies and 90s horror film clichés. Review by Alex Kuusik